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RESOURCES

VFW Web Links
South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs
The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs leads and enables a state-wide coalition of partners to create and sustain an environment in which Veterans and their families can thrive as valued and contributing members of the South Carolina community and the Nation.
Web Address:  https://scdva.sc.gov/
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Post Development Revitalization Manual - 2020 
Forming a new Post and Revitalizing older posts that are need of assistance.  
https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/MY_VFW/Training-and-Support/Membership/Post-Development-Revitalization-Manual.pdf?v=1&d=20180604T192812Z&la=en

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Membership Recruiting & Retention 
Here you will find training materials to help you succeed in your quest to help lead the VFW steadfast into the future. From tips and insight into recruiting new members, instructions on conducting a successful Post meeting, to downloading membership applications and brochures, this is your one-stop shop for valuable membership information and promotional resources.  https://www.vfw.org/my-vfw/vfw-training-and-support/membership-recruiting-and-retention
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MEMBERSHIP FACEBOOK
Make sure you ‘like’ and ‘share’ our VFW National Membership Facebook page. We post updates, links, contest reminders, events, etc. for you. Share the good news of the VFW:  https://www.facebook.com/VFWmembership/
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Membership Training Videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS17GMBrjUlatKGz__QdpAoUHnXAvaPXi

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V-mail
Go online to stay in communication with other Posts as well as with National Headquarters. Check in often for important VFW updates and news from national. The VFW Membership Department will be using this avenue for communication more regularly. If you need assistance logging in or your password, contact Leticia Cortez in the Membership Department at 816-756-3390, ext. 6292.
http://www.vfw.com

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Hip Pocket Training:
Login and go online to https://www.vfw.org/my-vfw/vfw-training-and-support/membership-recruiting-and-retention to view the latest training videos from the Membership Department. If you have any questions or topics you would like covered, please email them to membership@vfw.org in advance and we will cover them on the next training video. We also post these webinars on our Facebook page! If you’re not on Facebook, you can still view the webinars on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/z_5MovJgD6E?list=PLS17GMBrjUlatKGz__QdpAoUHnXAvaPXi.

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POW/MIA FLAG — OFFICIAL DISPLAY DAYS
Public Law 105-85 (November 16, 1997) indicates the days that federal agencies, military installations and U.S. post offices are required to display the POW/MIA flag. The days are: Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2018 (third Saturday in May);
Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 (last Monday in May);
Flag Day, June 14;
Independence Day, July 4;
National POW/MIA Day, September 21, 2018 (third Friday in September); and
Veterans Day, November 11.
To purchase a POW/MIA flag, go to http://www.vfwstore.org/products/GP237.

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VFW Store’s partners and licensed vendors;
https://www.vfwstore.org/category/more/partnersandlicsdvendors

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Veterans News Network - How to join the Veterans News Network

Click this link to the find out more: https://vnnusa.com/

  • Contact: Richard Hakes
  • Located: Tucson Arizona
  • Phone:  843-564-5091
  • Office Hrs:  6-5 daily Arizona time.  (He has a local number – 843-564-5091 ext. 105)

 No cost to the post, they provide all.

Advertising is what funds the system and anyone can advertise.  VNN will work up the cost and provide a price.

Money made goes to Vans for Veterans

 They Provide:

  • 30, 40 or 50 inch TV.
  • Media Player
  • Wall mounting bracket

Post Provide:

  • Internet connection
  • Mouse
  • Someone to mount the wall bracket and TV.

Post can advertise on TV but must send information to VNN and they will code and put up on TV.  The media box is set for each post so no cross posting between posts.

We offer to custom create a 15 to 30 still image that would run on the TV as well as on our website (which is like an Angie's List for Veterans) we do 3 month ($399) or 6 month ($499) we take care of everything. 

That is the basic package.  We also offer video montages and different web listings (State/City Wide Banners, Featured listings). Check out our Website https://vnnusa.com/ to see what I mean. 

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COVID19 Military Support.
Click this link for more information https://covid19militarysupport.org

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Veteran Apartment Assistance.
Click this link for more information https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/veteran-housing-assistance-with-apartments/

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Jobs for Former Military.
Click this link for more information https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/best-jobs-returning-service-members

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MILITARY SALUTE FOR THE FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES NOT IN UNIFORM AND BY VETERANS.

Traditionally, members of the nation's veteran’s service organizations have rendered the hand-salute during the national anthem and at events involving the national flag only while wearing their organization’s official head-gear.

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed service members, military retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hoisting, lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag.

A later amendment further authorized hand-salutes during the national anthem by veterans and out-of-uniform military personnel. This was included in the Defense Authorization Act of 2009, which President Bush signed on Oct. 14, 2008.

Here is the actual text from the law:

SEC. 595. MILITARY SALUTE FOR THE FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES NOT IN UNIFORM AND BY VETERANS.

Section 301(b) (1) of title 36, United States Code, is amended by striking subparagraphs (A) through (C) and inserting the following new subparagraphs:

(A) Individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;

(B) Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and

(C) All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart;

Note: Part (C) applies to those not in the military and non-veterans. The phrase "men not in uniform" refers to civil service uniforms like police, fire fighters, and letter carriers - non-veteran civil servants who might normally render a salute while in uniform.

Veterans Salute for the Flag  (FYI)

SERVICE MEMBER'S GUIDE TO CHOOSING A TRADE CAREER

The guide includes advice on how to transfer skills learned in service to a new career.

 

Veteran Mental Health Resource for your Community

This is for online veteran counseling services.

 

 

 

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